This Farose-shaped shawl is worked from the back neck down to the bottom hem. It features a center back panel with twisted stitches representing Hathor’s crown. The side panels are shaped with yarn-over increases and feature a “lotus blossom” motif. The shawl is finished with a knit-on edging. All the motifs are charted.
You will need approximately 750-775 yards of a fingering weight yarn. Choose a yarn that will work up without much of a halo, which would obscure the twisted stitch patterns, but still having some drape. Gauge is not critical for this project, but will affect the amount of yarn needed if worked at a different gauge than the pattern calls for.
Isis was worshipped in Ancient Egypt as the ideal mother figure, as well as the goddess of health, marriage and wisdom. She is often depicted in art wearing a crown, and was seen as the personification of the pharaoh’s throne. A powerful goddess in her time, she
is often seen in artwork holding a lotus flower.